Q:Are court clerk careers limited to court/litigation work only?
A:Most court clerks will spend the majority of their time in Court. This is the 'front office' role in the job. The 'back office role' will be based at the Court's offices and will involve a whole range of tasks such as, dealing with post, drafting judgments for Judges and dealing with enquiries from the public.
Q:Are court clerk jobs hard to come by?
A:It is hard to speculate whether or not clerk jobs are always available. Demand would vary from county to county. The best way of finding out would be to contact the Court where you wish to work and make enquiries directly. It may help your chances for you to apply for some form of internship at your preferred location and this may help you stand out from your contemporaries.
Q:How do I become a court clerk?
A:At the lowest level, there is no specific academic requirement- a high school diploma would suffice. However, if you wish to progress and consider a long-term career in this field, it would assist you to have some form of specialist academic training. There are a number of courses available, see above.
Q:How to become a court Clerk?
A:To become a court clerk, you must undergo training and earn a certification in this field. There are many community colleges and vocational schools that offer court reporting programs. You will learn about various legal procedures and English phonetics in a court reporting program. With the education complete, you can then apply for a professional license in your state.
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